The Kraken is a creature from Norse myth, said to roam the seas of Iceland and Norway. The word Kraken comes from a Scandinavian word meaning "unhealthy, twisted animal." They have since passed into general sailor mythology. They are large monsters, often depicted as squid or octopus-like creatures with many tentacles. They are also occasionally depicted as large, fanged creatures with fish scales and humanoid arms. They have appeared in many novels, movies, comics, and video games.